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The Star(Used by permission) Saturday February 16, 2008

Kit Siang set on Ipoh Timor °ßC for now

IPOH: DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang said he will defend his Ipoh Timor seat ?°„as of now?°ņ but added that it would be difficult for him to retain it. read more...

 
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The Star(Used by permission) -Saturday February 16, 2008

Perak BN sees 16 hot seats IPOH:

Although the Barisan Nasional is confident of retaining the two-thirds majority in Perak, the ruling coalition has identified 12 ?°„problematic?°ņ state and four parliamentary seats . read more...

 
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The Star(Used by permission) Saturday February 16, 2008

Perak MCA list now with party president

IPOH: The list of MCA candidates for Perak was submitted to party president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting on Thursday.
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EC Chairman appeals to media to give equal coverage to all political parties      
Friday, 15 February 2008 08:45am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)
by V.P.Sujata

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysians will go to the polls on March 8.

The Election Commission announced that nomination day for the 222 parliamentary and 505 state seats would be Feb 24.

A total of 10,922,139 registered voters on the 2007 master electoral roll gazetted on Feb 5 would be eligible to vote. Of this, 221,085 are postal voters.
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Nomination day on Feb 24, polls on March 8    
Thursday, 14 February 2008 02:09pm
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)

PUTRAJAYA: The Election Commission has set Feb 24 for parties to nominate candidates for 12th general election; Malaysia goes to the polls on March 8.

Parliament was dissolved yesterday, ending weeks of speculation.

Malaysians will be asked to give a fresh mandate to the government of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
   

Candidates will vie for 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats.

Abdullah will lead the Barisan Nasional into the election for a second time.

The assemblies of all states except for Sarawak were also dissolved Wednesday after the mentris besar and chief ministers sought consent from their respective rulers.

 
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Politics of Malaysia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The politics of Malaysia takes place in a framework of a federal parliamentary monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Malaysia is the head of government , and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Federal legislative power is vested in both the government and the two chambers of parliament, the Senate ( Dewan Negara ) and the House of Representatives ( Dewan Rakyat ). Since the formation of Malaysia in 1963, politics has been dominated by the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), the lead component of the Barisan Nasional (National Front) coalition. Although Malaysian politics has been relatively stable, critics allege that "the government, ruling party, and administration...are intertwined with few countervailing forces." read more...

 
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Used By Permission of The Star Nation Wednesday February 6, 2008
Perak DAP unveils 12 potential candidates
 
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Democracy
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For other uses, see Democracy (disambiguation) and Democratic Party . read more...
 
Democracy-What Is It Really?
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
It seems like the general elections is really approaching soon. At this very moment, have you ever thought seriously what is democracy? Which democratic model suits our country best? Taiwan Politics University doctoral student Huang Su said that democracy should be a continuous process. What does he mean? read more...
   
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Bar Council: Justice hurried can also be justice denied
Monday, 28 January 2008 08:11am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)
by Shaila Koshy

KUALA LUMPUR: °ýJustice delayed is justice denied°ž is a cardinal principle in the administration of justice but °ýjustice hurried can also be justice denied°ž, the Bar Council warned.

°ýSetting definite periods for magistrates and judges to complete cases is a good thing but it must be remembered that public confidence in the system is not based on how many cases are cleared but in a fair trial and reasoned judgments,°ž said its Criminal Law Committee chairman Datuk V. Sithambaram. read more...
   
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Malanjum: Resolve cases in three months
Saturday, 26 January 2008 09:14am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
Who will be prosecuting?

The Star (Used by permission)

by Stephen Then

MIRI: For justice to be served, there should not be more than three remand extensions for suspects in criminal cases and each criminal case must be resolved within three months, said Tan Sri Richard Malanjum. read more...
   
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That is best which works best
Wednesday, 23 January 2008 08:27am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)
Reflecting on the law by Shad Saleem Faruqi

One of the major challenges of electoral systems is to determine how best to allot parliamentary seats to reflect the votes cast by the electors. read more...

   
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Way forward in difficult cases
Tuesday, 22 January 2008 06:34am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Sun(Used by permission)

Radzuan Halim explores ways of improving our judiciary and in this second and final part of his column suggests some novel approaches. (Please click here to read the first part)

Reinforcing common law traditions
   

A major strength of our civil courts, of our justice system, and of our nation is the adoption of the common law and rules of equity over the past 120 years or so. read more...

 
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Restoring the balance

Thursday, 10 January 2008 09:00am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)
by Dr Shad Faruqi

The Federal Executive is enlightened, tolerant and accommodative on inter-religious relationships. It is some judges who are disregarding the Constitution£™s gilt-edged provisions on moderation, tolerance and accommodation. read more...
   
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Reconciling conflicting interests
Wednesday, 09 January 2008 08:05am
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star (Used by permission)
Reflecting on the law by Shad Saleem Faruqi

One of the primary tasks of law is to recognise and peacefully reconcile conflicting interests in society. read more...

   
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Chua quits all
Wednesday, 02 January 2008 06:03pm
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
Chua quits all party, gov't posts

The Sun (Used by permission)
by Pauline Puah, B.Suresh Ram and Cheryn Tan

'It's not for us to judge Chua'
It's a ministerial jinx for MCA
Cops going after producers, distributors of 'ministerial' sex video

   

PUTRAJAYA (Jan 2, 2008): A day after he bravely admitted to being the man in a secretly-filmed sex video, Health Minister and MCA vice-president Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek today announced his resignation from his government, all party posts and as Labis MP with immediate effect. read more...

 
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Conned by phone call from 'High Court'

Tuesday, 16 October 2007, 06:03pm
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman
The Star(Used by permission)
by Bernard See

PENANG: A factory worker was cheated of her life savings of RM25,000 after she was frightened by a telephone call that her bank account was used by drug traffickers.

   
Fearing that she would get into trouble, the 51-year-old deposited the money into a bank account purportedly belonging to a Bukit Aman police officer to clear her name. read more...
 
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Used By Permission of the Star - Sunday December 30, 2007

Dream career or drug courier?

PETALING JAYA: It is a dream job at an international company dealing with the import-export of goods. The office is swanky with various branches overseas. Cool boss, good money and if you are lucky, the chance to travel ?what more could a fresh graduate ask for? read more...


Young women lured by the promise of big money

THE family of Devi, 30, who was caught with 688.26g of heroin while entering Gongbei, China on Feb 9, is awaiting news of her fate. read more...

Hidden danger in dream jobs

International drug syndicates are targeting young Malaysian women to be their mules overseas, but their con is becoming more and more difficult to detect. read more...

 
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reproduced with permission of the Malaysian Bar website
No contest for all posts in Perak Bar AGM
Contributed by Noreen Ahmad Ariff
Saturday, 24 February 2007, 12:09pm
Tan Sri Abdul Rashid Abdul Rahman

IPOH, Fri: The Perak Bar held its annual general meeting at the High Court (No.1) here at 3pm today.

Annual general meetings both at the state and national levels are usually the avenue where we witness members of the Bar engaging themselves in verbal acrobatics against each other, but the Perak Bar¶š AGM was different. It started and concluded smoothly with the incumbent Chairman of the Perak Bar, Ngan Siong being returned unopposed for a second term.

On the other hand, the Committee members for 2007/2008 are a combination of old and new faces. read more...

   
Fearing that she would get into trouble, the 51-year-old deposited the money into a bank account purportedly belonging to a Bukit Aman police officer to clear her name. read more...
 
 
 
 
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